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Small Farms Food Safety Educator – Santa Clara, CA, Job ID 66795

County Location: Santa Clara County

Date Posted: March 26, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Small Farms Food Safety Community Educator will coordinate tri county-based outreach and training efforts to increase extension support for small-scale, diversified, and socially disadvantaged farmers. Working under the general direction of a county-based Small Farms Advisor, the Small Farms Food Safety Community Educator will develop, design, and evaluate bilingual educational materials, develop, plan, and deliver extension programming, develop and conduct effective methods to increase outreach, and participate in program evaluation, needs assessments, and strategic planning for outreach and extension efforts in the assigned counties.


This position will develop bi-lingual outreach materials and presentations, delivering technical information on food safety practices related to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, compost and climate smart principles related to Climate Smart Agricultural programs. The Educator will also develop methods and techniques to assist Spanish speaking farmers with the complexities of grant applications, rebate opportunities, and related project management, data collection and reporting requirements of the funding sponsor. In support of the Small Farm Program, this position shall also be familiar with preparing, reconciling, and evaluating grant and project related reports and budgets.


Outreach and extension efforts will be coordinated with a statewide network of Community Education Specialists and Small Farms Advisors in multiple counties, and ANR State Specialists. The Small Farms Food Safety Community Educator will work closely with partner agencies and non-profit organizations to coordinate and leverage statewide technical assistance efforts.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.


Pay Scale $58,800/year to $79,100/year


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.  


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